At a glance

The concept

Mobile phones or other external devices, e.g. audio players, can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

After being paired once, when the ignition is switched on, these devices are automatically detected as soon as they are present in the vehicle and can be controlled via iDrive, the buttons on the steering wheel, and by voice.

Depending on whether they are functioning as a telephone and/or as an audio source, external devices can be used via the vehicle. The telephone functions will be described below. Operation of audio functions.

Up to four external devices can be paired.

It may be necessary for some functions to be activated by the mobile phone provider or service provider.

Do not hold the mobile phone in your hand while you are driving; use the handsfree Only make entries when traffic conditions permit. Do not hold the mobile phone in your hand while you are driving; use the handsfree system instead. Otherwise, you may endanger vehicle occupants and other road users.

Snap-in adapter

The snap-in adapter makes it possible:

> Accommodate the mobile phone.
> Recharge its battery.
> Connect it to an external antenna of the vehicle.

This assures a better network connection and constant sound quality.

Suitable mobile phones

For precise information about which mobile phones and external devices with a Bluetooth interface are supported by the mobile phone preparation, go to www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.

Displaying vehicle identification number and software part number

Checking which mobile phones are supported by the mobile phone preparation requires the vehicle identification number and software part number. The software version of the mobile phone may also be required.

1.  "Telephone"
2.  Open "Options".
3.  "Bluetooth info"
4.  "Display system information"

With a certain software version, these suitable mobile phones support the vehicle functions described below.

With other mobile phones or software versions, malfunctions may occur.

A mobile phone that is connected to the vehicle should not be operated via the mobile phone keypad; otherwise, malfunctions may occur.

It is possible to perform a software update.

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